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Dr Frank Atherton confirms a second person in Wales has died after contracting COVID-19.

First published:
17 March 2020
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton said:

I’m sorry to report that a second patient in Wales who tested positive for COVID-19 has sadly died. I offer my sincere condolences to their family and friends and ask that their request for privacy is respected.

“The patient, who had underlying health conditions, was 96 years old and was being treated at the Morriston Hospital.